My mom’s mom, Evelyn Roll, whose mother was Alma Reeder, whose mother was Hannah Mariah Price, whose mother was Jane Lewis of Bedwelty, Wales (screenshot by author)

11 lessons I learned in 2021 by getting my writing out of Facebook and into Medium.

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Why I Joined Medium–Deciding To Take Myself Seriously As A Writer

What I learned as a potential Son of the American Revolution.

SAR Application referencing one of my ancestors, John Deeds. Screenshot from’s database.

Photo of a cutting board I made today from a Sugar Maple tree on our farm. This is a gift I am making today. I need a photo for every story and sometimes I just see what is on my phone that day.

This photo of mine comes free as a bonus to whoever takes me up on the offer

Image from a Wisconsin Public Radio story from Apr, 2021

The author, ready to hand out candy canes with the Dems.

No amount of organic shade-grown soy lattes or plug-in Priuses that we individually choose will balance out the effects of the 1%

Photo by author. Full disclosure, the brown liquid is maple syrup, not oil.

Andrew Gaertner

I am a white, midwestern, cis male, het, raised Lutheran, organic farmer and Montessori educator. I live in Wisconsin and am connected to Honduras.

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